SPUG:Question from Damian's talk on embedded code in regex

Michael R. Wolf MichaelRunningWolf at att.net
Sun Jan 19 12:28:37 CST 2003

Jay Gray <jaygray at scn.org> writes:

> I searched Google for this (quotes included):
>     Perl regex "embedded code"
>     ( http://www.google.com/search?q=Perl+regex+%22embedded+code%22 )
> It pops up RFC 348, parrot (perl 6-related), and the Owl book on page 1 of
> the results.


Thanks for the googling.

I have a caution regarding the Perl6 RFC's.  Read 'em with a grain of
salt, or at least recognize what they really are.

The _internet_ RFC's, have become de-facto standards.  In general, see
http://www.ietf.org/rfc, which points at specific RFC standards like
the mother of all email standards, RFC822 "STANDARD FOR THE FORMAT OF

The _Perl6_ RFC's are, quite literally, a _R_equest _F_or _C_omments.
The Perl6 RFC's were intended to spark a series of comments
(i.e. discussions and design refinements) that would ultimately lead
to Perl6.  Since this effort is over 2 years old, there could have
been a lot of change since the RFC.  Many RFC's have died in the
service of a better Perl6.  The collection captures a slice of
history, that may have, or may not have, been built upon, and have
relevance today.

Happy hunting,
Michael Wolf

Michael R. Wolf
    All mammals learn by playing!
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